SP Premium
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 106,513

Reevaluating again

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

I've been stuck for so long, losing a pound or two and gaining it back after a week or two. The doctor's recommendation of giving me the permission to cheat twice a week is not helping at all. I now cheat more than I ever did before. Three to four days a week going over my new suggested calorie range instead of the once or twice a week from before, of course his suggested goal range is lower but I still have gone over by as much as 500 - 700 calories. This has to stop! I must start losing weight again and soon! The appointment for my gyn visit is set. I have just under 6 weeks to lose about 10#. It's the same 10# I've been working on since December. I WILL NOT go on HRT. I must get my will power strong again. I must eat my freggies. I must walk 5 miles a day. I must do my 3-5 minutes of alternating strength training each day. (The doctor suggested 1 minute of a single exercise each day, rotated from a list of 14- I must print up my list of exercises and not rely on my memory) Of course since losing my job my steps have gone from about 9000 -just under 4.5 miles per day average to 6000 -just under 3 miles per day average. That's a mile and a half less walking each day. That's around 150 less calories burned per day, meaning that will cause me to gain an extra pound every 3 weeks unless I get this back under control. Today- I will drive to the track while out running errands and walk around it 6 times in the outside lane before coming back home. That will give me an extra 1.75ish miles. I will write up my list of exercises and post it where I do most of my exercising. I will check the store to see if they have batteries for my digital kitchen timer. (I know there is a stopwatch function on my FitBit but I too often forget to hit stop when I am done with a workout.) I will make one high freggie smoothie for my lunch. I will figure this out pronto.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • HOLLYM48
    All the best to you on this continued journey. It is not easy, but it is worth it!
    1111 days ago
    Funny how writing clears our thinking. I could read in your writing you were really figuring it out! You can do this! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1111 days ago
  • JANET552
    I hope you are still working at it and re evaluating as necessary. Remembering to stop the FitBit stopwatch is a challenge for me too.
    1171 days ago
    Good plan. I hope it's going well
    1182 days ago
    emoticon You are worth it!! emoticon
    1184 days ago
    You can do it Anna, but go slow. Do one thing at a time and build up on it. Trying to do it all at once is very discouraging.
    1184 days ago
    Good for you, Anna! You know what you need to do and you are on your way! Have you considered the No S system? It allows some treats while maybe getting you on a better daily pattern. Everything you need to know about it is free and on the online site. It may not be for you but it did help me when I started a steadily upward trend.

    You have had lots of extra stress lately, be kind to yourself..You can do it!
    1184 days ago
    You sound a lot like me. I'm waning too and I feel motivated so that confuses me. I am just not following through. My exercise went down from 10,000 steps a day to 500 steps, if I am really pushing it. I hope you find your groove and get back to where you want to be. Don't beat yourself up. Just find what you can do now and every week add to that.
    1184 days ago
    I read some of the Spark motivation articles and they helped.
    1184 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1184 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.